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Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Firefox, the popular web browser from the Mozilla Foundation, has been released with Tamil language support.

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Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

The local government of Karnataka, a state in south west India bordering Goa and Kerala, is campaigning for the local language of Tulu to be recognised as an official language.

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Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are fan translations (translation of media, mostly computer games, films, books and music, from one language to another) ethical?

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Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development. Google has confirmed that it is working on a real-time spoken language translator.

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Google Translate Adds Handwriting Support

Google Translate Adds Handwriting Support

Google launched their latest functionality for Google Translate today. The new feature, which currently supports 45 languages, lets you translate a handwritten expression without the need for a keyboard.

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The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

Swear words have existed in the English language since the days of our forebears – and their forebears, too.

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Keep Calm and Carry On in Other Languages

Keep Calm and Carry On in Other Languages

We've translated Keep Calm and Carry On into loads of different languages! They look great and are very funny, so take a look and share away.

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Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

When speaking of grammatical genders, one might wonder what grammar has to do with sex. Not much, to be honest. The original meaning of ‘gender’ was ‘race’, ‘type’ or ‘kind’

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The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma is an optional comma that clarifies the meaning of a sentence, and is also known as the serial or Harvard comma.

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Punctuation in Different Languages

Punctuation in Different Languages

The rules of punctuation vary greatly between languages.

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Loan Words in the English Language

Loan Words in the English Language

Have you ever wondered why there are three different concepts for one word in the English language, for instance weird, odd and strange? This is because native and foreign terms co-exist in English: weird derives from Old English, odd from Old Norse and strange from Old French.

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How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

It is impossible to provide an accurate word count for the English language. However, it is safe to say that The Oxford English Dictionary contains over 300,000 entries. According to a recently conducted study by The Economist...

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6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success. Many UK online businesses are becoming increasing reliant on global demand to increase profitability.

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German Language Loses Longest Word

German Language Loses Longest Word

The German language, well known for its long words, has decided that it will no longer include its longest word in its lexicon.

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Does Language Affect Our World View?

Does Language Affect Our World View?

The question of where language comes from has been an interesting, yet controversial issue for many centuries. There are two dominant theories on how different languages lead their speakers to contrasting thoughts and perceptions:

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Localisation Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Localisation Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Clients witnessed a 20% increase in conversion when landing pages and ads were translated into the local language and a staggering 70% when their client’s websites were fully localised.

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Microsoft Adds Klingon to Bing Translator

Microsoft Adds Klingon to Bing Translator

Microsoft Adds Klingon to Bing Translator. Microsoft has added the fictional language of Klingon to their Bing Translator machine translation tool.

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The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows

The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows

The Festival De Cannes will start in less than two weeks and we thought it would be interesting to conduct some research into the best constructed languages in films and TV.

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Google Translate Adds Five New Languages

Google Translate Adds Five New Languages

Google Translate has announced that it has added five new to its translation tool, taking the total up to 70 languages.

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Polish Restaurant Offers Cervical Cancer on Menu Due to Translation Error

Polish Restaurant Offers Cervical Cancer on Menu Due to Translation Error

A British holiday-maker on a trip to Poland was horrified to find that one of the dishes on his menu was rather unappetising.

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